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Climate and Security in the Middle East and North Africa [July 15, 2021]   [open pdf - 569KB]

From the Document: "The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is among the world's most water-stressed and vulnerable to climate change. Policymakers' concerns about a changing MENA climate include not only physical and economic impacts but also the potential implications for political stability and security in a volatile region. Projections of various effects of climate change on the largely arid and semi-arid MENA region are available, although regional analyses are often constrained by limited data for MENA and downscaling from global models. Given MENA's geographic span--from Morocco to Iran-- and topographic variation (e.g., mountains, deserts, and deltas), local effects may differ from regional trends."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11878
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Date:
2021-07-15
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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